Fraternity sleeps outside for two days to help homeless

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A group of 12 Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy fraternity members are back indoors, after sleeping outside for the past two days.

Members of the university's Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity hosted a "48 Hours Homeless" project in which they've been sleeping outside on the school's campus since Friday as a way to raise awareness to the homeless situation in the area.  It was also a way for the fraternity brothers to collect donations for the Old Savannah City Mission.

University students gave the men more than 500 canned goods, along with bags of clothes, blankets, and pillows to help those in need.

"I don't want to say I was surprised, but I was surprised by how much people were willing to give to those who are less fortunate. I really didn't expect much. I was expecting people to say homeless people need to get a job or something like that, but people were very willing to give. I guess they understand they are a lot more fortunate than those who are homeless," said Zach Harper, Pi Kappa Alpha's fundraising chairperson.

The organization plans on delivering all fo the donated items to the Old Savannah City Mission on Monday.

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